Haven – New Stephen King based TV Series on SyFy this Summer!

Syfy brings a new TV series called Haven based on Stephen Kings Hardboiled mystery novella The Colorado Kid to the air this summer. The premiere is Friday, July 9.

Haven centers around the town of Haven in Main, where else, which turns out to be a longtime refuge for people that are afflicted with a remarkable range of supernatural abilities.

Emily Rose (Jericho, Brothers and Sisters, ER) plays lead role of Audrey Parker, the shrewd and confident FBI agent with a lost past who arrives in the small town of Haven to solve the murder of a local ex-con. Before long, her natural curiosity lands her in the epicenter of activity in this curious enclave.

This feels a bit similar to Gated and Eureka in setup even if the subject matter is different. I don’t mean that negative in any way, I love Eureka.

As the townspeople’s dormant abilities begin to express themselves, Audrey helps keep these forces at bay while discovering the many secrets of Haven – including one surrounding her own surprising past in this extraordinary place.

Lucas Bryant (Queer as Folk, Dollhouse)¬†will play Nathan Wuornos, the wry local cop who soon becomes Audrey’s partner. Bristling under the thumb of his father, the Chief of Police, Nathan has a quiet, controlled demeanor that often clashes with Audrey’s feisty one: a dichotomy that also makes them perfect complements. As events in the town begin to unfold at a surprising pace, Nathan’s usual controlled sense of calm is put to the test.

Also among the citizens of this eccentric town is Duke Crocker played by Eric Balfour (24, Six Feet Under), a charming yet mysterious jack-of-all-trades. Though Duke outwardly appears to be a free spirit who lives an unobtrusive life on his boat, it becomes apparent that his mellow demeanor may conceal a much darker agenda.

Production on Haven is expected to commence in Spring 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. So far there isn’t any photos out from the filming.

The team behind Haven are heavily from The Dead Zone team.

The pilot is written by Sam Ernst (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) and Jim Dunn (Shrek the Third, The Dead Zone) who will also serve as executive producers on the series.